Fruit surveillance in West University: Biblical Prohibition with High-tech Spy Glamour

Swamplot reports on an aggressively surveilled fruit trees in Houston’s West university neighborhood. For at least two growing seasons, a yard on Tangley, west of Buffalo Speedway, has posted in-your-face anti-theft warnings to protect its vulnerable street-side trees. There’s something interesting about this. The overkill? Hardly; I doubt all the warnings in the world will be effective against casual poachers. I think it’s James Bond spy glamour of hiding a camera in a fruit tree, combined with the Biblical no-touchee-the-fruit thing. If it isn’t already an art piece, I call dibs!

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